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48kHz vs 44.1 kHz

is ABSOLUTELY necessary to record at 48 kHz that's not for film where the final audio will be bounced to 44.1 format anyway? We know that at 44.1kHz we can accurately record and playback the ...
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Protools 10 what is a 32-bit floating point about?

Even floating point numbers can clip and degrade. If I'm mixing, I prefer 64bit floats if available, but I use mostly analogue gear now .. so the mixing happens outside of the digital domain. I do ...
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Sequence inserts/plugins for voice

It kinda matters what order you put them in but everyone has a different order that they like and then sometimes you adjust for issues. Most Channel strips let you change the order of at least some of ...
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48kHz vs 44.1 kHz

As a possible side bar to the excellent answer provided by JCPedroza above, If human ears are the only listeners (i.e., signals between 20 and 20,000 Hz) then it is never* absolutely necessary to ...
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Pro Tools stems export

Route the output of each track to another empty track. Record arm the destination tracks and then hit record. When the record pass is done all your effects and automation will be "printed" to the new ...
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pro tools auto generated regions

It will only delete unused regions, meaning regions that are not used in any tracks in the edit window. So if you delete them, everything will play back as before, and you can continue editing. The ...
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Sequence inserts/plugins for voice

I would apply them in order of de-esser, EQ and compressor. The first two could be done in either order, but the compressor should generally be last. You could EQ with or without the De-esser ...
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How can I have get rid of having delay while recording?

Some delay – proper word: latency – is inevitable whenever you monitor something through software: this always requires some digital data to be passed into the software, be processed, and ...
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Has anybody tried using GIT version control for session control of audio recordings?

Personally I prefer Boar for version control of binary files. That is the exact use case of that system - mostly used for photos, etc. On the other hand, I can also recommend you the git Large File ...
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Has anybody tried using GIT version control for session control of audio recordings?

Took the above advice. This has been working great for me with git. Logic Pro X 10+. .gitignore .DS_Store Project\ File\ Backups Undo\ Data.nosync Autosave DisplayState.plist WindowImage.jpg Haven'...
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Combining music prod, dialog editing, sfx and foley: what's everyone doing?

I'm not sure I follow your question 100%. Is this to picture? If so, and maybe even if not, I would bounce down my music to individual stems. That way, the music's tempo changes, quantization, ...
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mixing a project in ProTools with automation is it possible to suspend the automation during playback as if it was automated turned on/off

If you hit cmd and 4 on the neumeric keypad (ctrl 4 on PC) or go to Window>Automation the automation window will pop up. From there just hit the 'Suspend' button at the top and all automation in the ...
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mixing a project in ProTools with automation is it possible to suspend the automation during playback as if it was automated turned on/off

I think all ProTools plugins have a master bypass that you can automate to bypass the plugin. I don't know that it really saves power though. ProTools 11 has dynamic plugin allocation so the plugs ...
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Using Pro Tools for spoken word

John Purcell is the man when it comes to dialogue editing. He has some great videos which are free to watch on youtube, and fortunately for you I just happen to have them all in a playlist... ...
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Using Pro Tools for spoken word

Much of John Purcell's Dialogue Editing for Motion Pictures can be applied to spoken word editing in general. I read it when I was editing an audio drama in Pro Tools.
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Will Pro Tools remember the pan automation, if

If all you're doing is changing the output bus to a higher channel count, it should keep the panning information and spread it across the new channel layout appropriately.
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sound design a scene where different radio programs playing at same time

Pan and EQ each differently. Then mix them all to provide a wash/bed. Then ride the levels so that they take turns "poking" out.
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Need help cleaning, and editing sound effects using multiple mics

My advice would be to always import everything into PT, make your choice which 'blend' of mics suit each other over the edits. Then audiosuite/RX anything needed, but keep the original in place, ...
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Need help cleaning, and editing sound effects using multiple mics

I'll bring them all in and sync them first, then do a broad chop of all of the unusable stuff. This is so that I can cover those tracks with crossfades, which I can't do in RX. Once I have my basic ...
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How can I have get rid of having delay while recording?

You should drop the buffer size from your sound card settings until the point your CPU can handle. Aim for less than 10ms of latency. For example a guitar player standing 3m away from the amplifier ...
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Kontakt player not available as a Pro Tools 11 plugin

Pro Tools 11 does not use .dpm plugins. It only uses 64bit AAX plugins. If you log into native instruments service center, it will show you all available updates for your registered software. This ...
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Need help cleaning, and editing sound effects using multiple mics

I bring everything into Pro Tools and clean with RX or EQ/Compression inside of ProTools. It's makes it easier to keep a copy to go back to the original if needed as well as keep everything in sync ...
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Will Pro Tools remember the pan automation, if

If you set up your routing it should be fine. So you're going from your mono (and possibly some stereo) tracks (dia, sfx, bg..) into the appropriate aux (dia aux, sfx aux, bg aux...). When you get to ...
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Is it possible to remove the Pro Tools Unique ID from an audio file?

WAV files are RIFF files, with a separate section for metadata like the unique ID. There's at least one file editor that will allow you to view and modify the BWF data, BWF MetaEdit. It should be just ...
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Is multi-threading important for DAWs?

Each channel in your DAW is limited to a single thread for all signal processing that occurs on that channel. This is because splitting the channels threads would introduce latency in playback. More ...
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5.1 channel order for home theaters, computer, and cinema

the sticky threads here: http://www.gearslutz.com/board/post-production-forum/ have a lot of real life info from professionals. No matter what format you mix in you can always just export each ...
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Directly altering/editing a sound file

I'm not a regular pro-tools user, but a universal way I'd approach this in any DAW is to: Open a new project with the sample in question. Create an automation for the volume of the sample. Add ...
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Professional looking for a post graduate course in sound design for film

I currently go to the undergrad program at SCAD. Besides the faculty and classes, it's a great place to network with other art majors. Because we're in high demand, you often times get the pick of ...
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Professional looking for a post graduate course in sound design for film

NFTS is the best option in greater london. Avoid sound art courses.
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Gradual pitch correction

Bounce the vocal, use Audition's pitch bender, save as a wave (watch your sample rates) and import back into tools.
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